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Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist? Study

TCPA has completed its study “Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist?” funded by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN). The study discusses the communist legacy, trust toward the civil society sector, engagement and membership in the civil society organizations, volunteering, changes in the social and political environment of Armenia and more. This is a … Continue reading

TCPA Assistant Director Jenny Paturyan Publishes a New Chapter on Armenia in a Book by Routledge

TCPA Assistant Director and PSIA Assistant Professor Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan publishes a chapter on Armenia in a book by Routledge on political risks and business environment in the Black Sea region. The chapter is co-authored by a US-based scholar Prof. Christoph Stefes. The recently published volume is a collection of chapters and case studies from Black … Continue reading

TCPA Produces New Study on Civic Activism in Armenia

TCPA team has completed its study on Civic Activism in Armenia. The manuscript is a product of a two-year research (2014-2016) conducted in Armenia, supported by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net. The study discusses the developing civic activism in Armenia. Focusing on the relationship patterns of non-formal (civic activists) and formal (NGOs) civil society actors, … Continue reading

Novel Civic Activism in Armenia Academic Webinar

Based on case studies of four activist campaigns, the webinar reflects on the role of independent civic activism in Armenia, describes civic groups at the forefront, and analyzes organized civic actions and methods used. The webinar addresses the origin and reasons for the campaigns, their challenges and impact so far, lessons learnt as well as prospects for future activism. The webinar is held by … Continue reading

Volunteering in Armenia: Leaving the Soviet Legacy Behind?

TCPA team chapter on Volunteering in Armenia has been published in a new book entitled “Perspectives on Volunteering Voices from the South”, a newly released book, published by Springer. TCPA team chapter entitled “Volunteering in Armenia: Leaving the Soviet Legacy Behind?” presents Armenia’s experience, and is written based on some of the results of a 2-year study … Continue reading

Understanding Civil Society

What is the first thought that comes to mind when we hear these two words? Quite a few individuals would provide examples like World Vision, Transparency International, Red Cross, and other non-governmental organizations. For some, civil society is not just comprised of NGOs, but also of labor unions and even churches. Discussing various definitions of … Continue reading

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